Wednesday, 30 May 2018

The perfect plant to keep bees happy

I have a mauve Erisymum. Two years ago it was a tiny twig and just look at it now! It has bloomed throughout the winter and is a magnet for butterflies and bees. I actually counted seven different types of bumble bee on it, including a coal black species which I still haven't been able to identify, plus the honey-bee.

And as for butterflies, I have seen commas, peacocks, cabbage whites, painted ladies and orange-tips adorning its blossoms. Every garden should have one!

1 comment:

Teresa Ashby said...

What a beautiful plant - and gorgeous photos! I'd been wondering how to attract more bees and butterflies and you've inspired me to find an Erisymum!